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How to Lay Back and Make Sales

Sales fall apart just when you think they’re closed. This is something that happens in sales environments all the time, and it’s usually for one reason, the hard sell.

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How to Assess Job Candidates

When hiring staff, rule one is to go slow. The scene is flooded with resumes, and not all resumes tell the real story.

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The Management Skills Entrepreneurs Need

Being a successful entrepreneur means knowing how to manage. This can be learned. Very few business people step up to the plate with a built-in set of management tools.

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Quit Your Day Job?

It’s very common for people to start small businesses while working for somebody else. The big question they all face is when to quit that day job.

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How to Run Your Business From a Smartphone or Tablet

It can be done. You can effectively operate your business without using a desktop or laptop. You can run a business using a smartphone or tablet, provided you have the right apps. Apps There are hundreds of thousands of apps available on all the major platforms combined. What you have to know is which ones [...]

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How Workaholics Anonymous Helps

There is an organization called Workaholics Anonymous. The requirement for all members is the desire to stop working compulsively.

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What Is Intellectual Property?

We hear the term all the time, but what exactly is intellectual property. Intellectual property refers to things created in your mind – written works, songs, designs, this is all intellectual property. Things you create are your intellectual property. WIPO The World Intellectual Property Organization is a United Nations agency that promotes the development of [...]

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How to Balance Your Work Life

Entrepreneurs learn quickly that there is no such thing as a 9 to 5 workday. There are both privileges and sacrifices involved with running a business.

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Best Business Breakfast

Your performance is closely related to what you eat, and breakfast, as you remember from your schooldays, is the most important meal of the day.

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How to Ruin a Business

A few seemingly harmless things can contribute to undermining everything you’ve built in your business.

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Get Real

When you first start out it’s natural to expect things to be challenging, but still within reach. In reality, the challenges are usually bigger.

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What Every Entrepreneur Should Stop Doing

Too many new entrepreneurs waste time on things that never pay off. There is a learning curve to business.

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How To Use Trade Shows To Your Advantage

Trade shows can be very important to your business. 80 percent of the people attending trade shows are primary decision makers.

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How To Market To Diversity

Immigration should be a spur to small business growth. The Canadian reality is that only a third of population growth is via childbirth.

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What Your Company Email Says About You

You’ve seen it. Somebody sends you a business email from a Gmail or Hotmail account. Business emails arrive with silly or useless signatures. Why don’t they learn? Think It Out Know this. The domain you choose says everything about you and that is the email address you have to use. Not Gmail. Not Hotmail. Not [...]

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How To Cut Business Costs

If you run a business you are always faced with the issue of reducing operating costs. Just a few, regular savings can keep a business afloat.

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What Makes a Great Entrepreneur?

Much is written about the qualities that set a few entrepreneurs apart. Much has been written here, on our own pages about it, but in the end it all comes down to a few important traits that the good ones all seem to share. If you really want to know the secrets of highly successful people read on.
They Have a Plan

They understand the importance of having a plan in place for everything they do. This is probably an unconscious trait, but it is one that sets them apart from so many others. They think things out and come to decisions via a process. That process differs from one to the other, but be sure, great entrepreneurs are process driven.

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